LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday made it clear that allegations that the judiciary was being influenced by highly effective quarters don’t sit nicely with him.

Throughout a heated speech at in Lahore held in reminiscence of the late human rights activist and trailblazing lawyer Asma Jahangir, he careworn that his court docket has by no means accepted stress from anybody, nor will it ever achieve this.

 Gulzar appeared to lose his endurance at fixed allegations of partiality in opposition to the judiciary.

Responding to a speech by veteran lawyer Ali Ahmed Kurd, through which Kurd had accused the courts of not working independently, the highest choose lashed again: “I’ve by no means [taken dictation from] any establishment and have by no means been below stress from anybody.”

“Nobody has ever informed me what judgement I would like handy down and nobody has dared to dictate me on my orders,” the nation’s prime choose stated.

“Nobody has interfered in my work — I’ve made my choices in keeping with my understanding and as per the Structure and legislation.”

Seemingly making an oblique reference to the current controversy involving former chief justice Saqib Nisar and ex-chief choose of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim, CJP Gulzar Ahmed stated, “I’ve not taken anybody’s dictation until immediately and my fellow judges comply with the identical conduct. Nobody can say that I’ve taken dictation.”

The visibly offended choose insisted that the courts have been working in keeping with the legislation and that Supreme Courtroom judges have been striving to serve justice to the individuals.

“When choices are handed down, some individuals say they’re proper and a few say they’re flawed. These are the individuals’s opinions they usually have the fitting to carry them. Everybody has their very own opinion and perspective, and it have to be revered.”

“That is the great thing about the judiciary and democracy and we are going to comply with it,” he stated. “No person can dare cease us.”

Nonetheless, variations of opinion don’t enable any get together to accuse the courts of being below stress, the nation’s prime choose underlined.

“Our court docket is free to take choices and it does what it needs freely. Our court docket hears every get together to a case and holds them accountable,” he added.

“Inform us which determination was taken on somebody’s dictation — it merely is not so, so cease creating these misgivings among the many individuals,” he warned.

“Don’t misguide the individuals, don’t unfold chaos, don’t shake individuals’s belief within the [state’s] establishments,” he continued in his sharp rebuke.

“There’s rule of legislation in Pakistan, not some particular person’s. We are going to proceed to work the way in which we now have been.

“We are going to assist and promote the Structure, legislation and democracy within the nation and we is not going to settle for any undemocratic setup. We are going to stop [if forced to do so] and we now have accomplished this earlier than.

“That ought to be sufficient for immediately,” he concluded. 

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